Protein and Weight Loss
Overweight dogs can achieve healthy weight loss through a high protein diet and caloric restriction. Several studies have proven that providing higher levels of protein in a dog’s diet as part of a weight loss program can facilitate the loss of excess fat.
Benefits of Increased Protein
Feeding your overweight dog a high-protein diet and implementing caloric restrictions can benefit him by:
- Helping him maintain lean body mass while shedding extra fat.
- Stimulating the burning of extra calories. Dogs burn more calories after a meal high in protein.
- Giving him a satisfied feeling of fullness after a meal.
Finding the Right Amount of Protein for Your Dog
Consult your veterinarian to determine if a higher protein diet will help your dog achieve his ideal weight.